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State lays claim to water of three Rajasthan rivers

Union minister Rao Inderjit cites 1966 agreement to plead case29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Planning and Urban Development Rao Inderjit Singh today sought to open another front on the water-sharing issue even as the SYL row between Punjab and Haryana has remained unresolved.

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Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 28

Union Minister of State for Planning and Urban Development Rao Inderjit Singh today sought to open another front on the water-sharing issue even as the SYL row between Punjab and Haryana has remained unresolved. He quoted a 1966 agreement between the erstwhile united Punjab and Rajasthan and said it was time that Haryana is given its “rightful” share of the three rain-fed rivers originally flowing through the state.

He highlighted the water-related issues of the parched regions of south Haryana saying the agreement between Punjab and Rajasthan on sharing of waters of the Dohan, Krishnawati and Sahibi rivers of the neighbouring state penned in 1966 should be made public.

He added he had apprised Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar of the matter and would also take it up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It is time Rajasthan stands by its agreement and gives southern parts of Punjab, which later came under Haryana, their due share of waters of these rivers,” he said.

The agreement was signed between united Punjab and Rajasthan in 1966, just before the division of the state into Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. While earlier the waters of these three rivers were flowing uninhibited through the southern parts of Punjab (now in Haryana), fulfilling its irrigation and drinking water needs, over the years Rajasthan had built dams on them, restricting their flow.

Rao Inderjit said though some work had started on one of the rivers, there had been no trace of the records of the agreement for the past three decades or so.

Asked whether it was possible to revive the issue after so many years, especially when states were contesting well-established agreements with proper records, the Union minister said now that the Central government had decided to constitute a permanent tribunal to adjudicate on all inter-state disputes over river waters, it would be possible to resolve all such issues.

“The expenses on building dams and other infrastructure on these rivers is a separate issue. The agreement between Punjab and Rajasthan on the three rivers needs to be made public. The southern parts of Haryana have a right on these rivers as much as Rajasthan,” he said

Notably, the government last year decided to constitute a permanent tribunal to adjudicate on all inter-state disputes over river waters, doing away with the current practice of a separate tribunal for every dispute. Eventually all existing tribunals would be subsumed in this new permanent tribunal.

Sportspersons to get 3 per cent quota in Class I, II jobs as well

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CHANDIGARH: The state government today unveiled a bonanza for outstanding sportspersons in the shape of 3 per cent quota for them in Class I and II posts in the Haryana Government.

One killed, undertrial among six hurt in firing outside Rohtak court

One killed, undertrial among six hurt in firing outside Rohtak court

29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

ROHTAK: Armed youths opened fire at an undertrial in front of the judicial complex here today.

Stalker shoots girl in Gurugram

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Man, son held for ‘honour killing’

29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

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29 Mar 2017 | 12:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Owing to a stern action by the state government on a The Tribune report, the Reliance General Insurance Company Limited has finally paid Rs 8.69 crore to 886 poor families towards their claims the company had been sitting over for the past nine years.

CM: Govt to focus on skill development among youth

29 Mar 2017 | 12:46 AM

DADRI TOA (JHAJJAR): Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that the government had initiated the process to provide employment to 1.50 lakh youth of the state.

Ambala rural gets ODF tag

29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

AMBALA: All 408 gram panchayats in the district have been declared open defecation-free (ODF).

FARIDABAD–BALLABGARH URBAN COMPLEX

Meeting on objections, suggestions to draft development plan today

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CHANDIGARH: After overcoming a plethora of hurdles, the Draft Development Plan (DDP) of the Faridabad–Ballabgarh Urban Complex for 2031 for 34,368 hectares to accommodate a population of 38.

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FARIDABAD: Only five villages in the district have got CCTV cameras under ‘Operation Sanjay’ even one year after its launch.

Deadline over, mustard purchase yet to begin

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29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

REWARI: Farmers visiting the local grain markets to sell their mustard produce were disappointed as the government failed to start procurement even after the expiry of the deadline today.

Sikh body bans lavish weddings

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KARNAL: The Haryana Sikh Samaj Jagruk Mission has decided to ban lavish wedding ceremonies.

Ex-CM Bansi Lal remembered on his death anniversary

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29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

BHIWANI: Former Chief Minister Chaudhary Bansi Lal was remembered on his 11th death anniversary at his native Golagarh village in the district today.

Wrestling academy inaugurated

29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

SONEPAT: Deputy Commissioner KM Pandurang today inaugurated a new wrestling academy set up by Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt at Bhagwan Parshu Ram Educational Institute at Bali Brahmanan village in the district.

Awards for prevention of alcoholism

29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has notified a scheme for ‘State Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse’.

Awareness camp for women

29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

KAITHAL: The Women and Child Development Department organised an awareness programme under the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign in Sotha village of the district today.

Traffic blocked for underpass

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29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

KAITHAL : Demanding an underpass on the national highway , residents of the Kalayat area disrupted traffic on the Ramgarh – Pandva road and the NH.

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ASI suspended for misbehaving with girl

29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: Following intervention by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), the Haryana Police have suspended an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) posted at Surajkund police station for allegedly misbehaving with a 21-year-old girl of South Delhi and her friend in Faridabad.

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NGT notice to Centre, state

29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: An NGO today moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) alleging encroachment on a natural storm water drain in Gurugram, which had suffered massive traffic jams due to a blockage in the channel during rains last year.

Father gets life term for raping minor

29 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

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KARNAL: Three persons looted a car from a youth at gunpoint from Sector-32 in the city late last night.

2 held for smuggling khair wood

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Yamunanagar: Two persons were arrested on Monday for allegedly smuggling khair wood.

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